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Admission Requirements

We look forward to evaluating your completed application to Butler University. Please read these instructions carefully before you complete your application.

You are responsible for presenting your accomplishments. You are your own best advocate, so please be specific and complete. Your application and related materials will be read by members of our Admission Committee.

To apply online, please visit www.butler.edu/apply.

Please submit the following items for evaluation:

  • Application for Freshman Admission and Scholarships
  • Personal statement or essay
  • Résumé outlining activities and honors
  • $35 application fee (waived for students who apply online and for students who meet our legacy requirements)
  • Official score report from testing center of the SAT or ACT (codes: SAT 1073; ACT 1180). Butler requires the writing component of the SAT and/or ACT
  • Official high school transcript showing coursework completed at least through junior year
  • The enclosed Secondary School Report, completed by your guidance office

Additional Information for International Applicants

Transcripts

Applicants must submit original or certified/attested true copies of transcripts from each secondary school (high school), college or university attended. All transcripts must be sent directly from each school to the Office of Admission in separate, sealed envelopes and must be accompanied by certified English translations. If relevant, include a school leaving certificate, certificate of secondary education or matriculation examination. Transfer applicants should include syllabi or course descriptions for transfer credit evaluation.

Proof of English Proficiency

All applicants to Butler University must meet a minimum level of proficiency in the English language and submit proof of this proficiency to the Office of Admission. Minimum proficiency can be met by any of the following exams or testing systems:

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

A TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based test), 213 (computer-based test) or 79 (internet-based test) meets Butler University's English language proficiency requirements. Butler's TOEFL school code is 1073. TOEFL registration information: www.toefl.org.

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT I)

International students are required to submit SAT scores if they wish to compete in NCAA athletics; all others are strongly encouraged to submit their scores. An SAT I Critical Reading score of 450 meets Butler University's English language proficiency requirements. Butler's SAT school code is 1073. SAT registration information: www.sat.org.

American College Test (ACT)

An ACT English score of 19 meets Butler University's English language proficiency requirements. Butler's ACT school code is 1180. ACT registration information: www.act.org.

Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB)

A final MELAB score of 80 meets Butler University's English language proficiency requirements. MELAB information: http://www.cambridgemichigan.org/melab.

International English Language Training System (IELTS)

An IELTS score of 6.0 meets Butler University's English language proficiency requirements. IELTS registration information: www.ielts.org.

London/Cambridge General Certificate Of Education (GCE)/General Certificate Of Secondary Education (GCSE)

A GCE or GCSE English Language Exam grade of A or B meets Butler University's English language proficiency requirements.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

A Higher Level English exam score of 5-7 or grade of A or B meets Butler University's English language proficiency requirements.

Financial Documentation

After admission to Butler University, international students must also complete Butler University's Application for Form I-20 (PDF). This application will provide us with biographical information, an affidavit of support, and financial sponsor information we need in order to issue the Form I-20 in the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services SEVIS information system. For the 2009-10 academic year, the estimated total cost used on the Form I-20 for undergraduates is $42,760 for tuition, room, board, fees, books, health insurance and incidentals. For graduate students, the comprehensive fee for a year ranges from $21,680 to $25,100 depending upon the academic program. Once you receive an I-20 from Butler University, you must pay the SEVIS fee of $100 and schedule an appointment to meet with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate to apply for a visa.

Additional Undergraduate Information Requested by College

College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (COPHS)

Applications for COPHS professional phase programs are accepted for Fall entry only. Applicants to the professional phase of the six-year Pharm. D. program (third year) are required to submit the results of the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT). Applicants to the professional phase of the Pharm. D. program (third year) must apply through Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS). For more information, visit: http://www.pharmcas.org. The deadline to apply for the professional phase of the Pharm. D. program is February 1.

To register for the PCAT, call (512) 299-1061 or 1 (800) 622-3231 (in the United States).

Applicants to the professional phase of the PA program (third year) must apply through Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA). For more information, visit: http://www.caspa.org. The deadline to apply for the professional phase of the PA program is December 1.

Do not apply directly to Butler University for Pharmacy or Physician Assistant professional phase entry.

Jordan College of the Arts (JCA)

In addition to submitting an application for admission, intended arts administration, dance, art + design, music, and theatre majors must also complete a JCA application and audition (you must indicate the same major on both the Butler University academic application and the JCA application). Audition dates may be obtained from the Office of Admission or may be printed from the web. You can submit the JCFA application online at www.butler.edu/apply after submitting your academic application.